With over 42 years of experience in the resolution and litigation of a wide diversity of legal matters, Michael Moorhead devotes his practice to Mediation. Among the myriad cases he has settled or tried, many have had results well into the multi-million dollar range. They have ranged from two-party disputes to complex multi-party and multi-jurisdictional actions in a broad spectrum of fields, many involving catastrophic injuries and complex legal issues. The Daily Journal selected Mr. Moorhead as one of California's Top Neutral every year it did its poll of attorneys from 2002 to 2014. As a trial attorney, advocates described him as even-tempered, patient, and courteous, traits he has been bringing to mediation for over 20 years. One attorney commented, "Mike is top on my list, he's tenacious, cares, and gets the job done". Another attorney said "Michael Moorhead is on my short list of A+ mediators for all my catastrophic injury cases. He works mediations hard and continues to follow up via phone to get the case resolved. I have had a 100% success rate with him." He is known to have a focused approach and gives feedback during the mediation, which many attorneys appreciate and has said they strongly consider in negotiations given his reputation and extensive experience.
Hobbies & Interests
In his spare time, Mr. Moorhead enjoys long distance sail yacht racing, running, mountain biking, heli-skiing and is a Licensed Minister.
"Michael Moorhead was excellent as usual."
- Attorney on a Maritime Law case
"Mr. Moorhead has settled every case I've mediated with him. Not only is he effective, but he is excellent company as well."
- Attorney on a Personal Injury case
"Mr. Moorhead understood the issues and had great instincts as to evaluation and resolution of claim."
- Attorney on a Personal Injury Auto matter
"Michael worked hard to help us settle a case with a modest value. We have come to expect that on our major claims, but it is nice to know even the smaller cases get the full effort."
- Attorney on a Personal Injury/Common Carrier case
"In my most recent mediation with Michael Moorhead my client wanted too much money and the defense was way too low. Michael persevered and helped the parties understand the real value and somehow got it settled. He did an amazing job."
- Attorney, Orange County, California
"Michael Moorehead is one of the finest and most effective mediators I have ever used. He is dedicated to the fair and equitable resolution of the cases presented to him. He is extremely knowledgeable in the personal injury field and conducts mediations in a professional and dignified manner."
- Attorney on a Premises Liability case
"This was my first mediation with Mr. Moorhead and I was very pleased with his efforts as well as his style. "
- Attorney on a Personal Injury Common Carrier case
"We are grateful for Mr. Moorhead efforts in helping us settle this claim. It is rare that we can witness the process working as smoothly as we hope it should - and yesterday's success proves the value of hard work. Mr. Moorhead is a credit to the mediator's profession."
- Attorney, Southern California